TN National Guard begins tornado response

 TN National Guard begins tornado response

Tennessee National Guard soldiers and airmen have been activated in response to the EF3 tornado that struck Davidson, Wilson, and Putnam counties early Tuesday morning.

Currently, personnel from the Tennessee Air Guard’s 118th Mission Support Group, based at Berry Field, have moved two 100KW generators to support a water treatment facility in Jackson County. These generators restore power to critical infrastructure, while permanent power is unavailable.

More than 60 Soldiers with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s 2nd Squadron from the National Guard armory in Cookeville are supporting state and local police with traffic control.

Additionally, a military police company has been activated to assist within the next 24 hours.

During emergency situations, the Tennessee National Guard responds to requests from local and state emergency management agencies to assist in a variety of functions. Tennessee National Guard members actively prepare for a variety of emergency situations during training, including responding to devastating tornadoes.